## FEM: How to input loads in lb/in/ft (building)

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seedhom
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### FEM: How to input loads in lb/in/ft (building)

While my design was created in US Building/Arch units (lb/ft/in) and the preference was set for this, FEM load input only seems to accept kg/mm^2 units. How can I change that?

OS: Windows 10
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Version: 0.18.4 (GitTag)
Build type: Release
Hash: 980bf9060e28555fecd9e3462f68ca74007b70f8
Python version: 3.6.6
Qt version: 5.6.2
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: English/UnitedStates (en_US)
Last edited by seedhom on Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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### Re: FEM: How to input loads in lb/in/ft (building)

Mod edit: Moved to FEM subforum
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Jee-Bee
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### Re: FEM: How to input loads in lb/in/ft (building)

I don't think it is possible. http://www.feacluster.com/CalculiX/ccx_ ... node4.html stated Caclulix is SI unit only.
Which means FC have to do the conversions.
As all current FC FEM users use SI units i think you have to calculate it or you have to implement it
bernd
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### Re: FEM: How to input loads in lb/in/ft (building)

This depends if the FreeCAD FEM object ui supports FreeCAD unit system. In pressure object for example you should be able to input imperial units. In force object this is for sure not possible.